Billy has a BFA in Technical Theatre and Design from the University of New Mexico. He is a Theatre Consultant, Special Systems Engineer, Commercial Lighting Designer, as well as a Theatrical Lighting and Sound Designer. For 30 years he was the Technical Director of Popejoy Hall, working on over 6500+ live events. As a Technical Director at Popejoy Hall, he managed such prominent events as: 2004 DNC National Debate, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Lion King, Elton John, and Pavarotti in concert. He has experience with modern and conventional stage lighting and network systems, auditorium and facility lighting low voltage control systems, conventional and computerized audio systems, stage communications systems, pyrotechnic systems, stage lift systems, stage rigging systems, acoustic and shell systems, theater safety, stage fog and special effects systems, theatrical facilities and production system design, touring systems design, facility management, labor and apprenticeship programs.
Billy served as the Illuminating Engineering Society New Mexico section President for 6 years, District Chair and District Vice-Chair of IES District 4 and is currently the South Regional Director serving on the IES Board of Directors.